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Orkon on eBay

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-E-V-Powell-Chromette-Orkon-flute-recorder_W0QQitemZ150259210339QQihZ005QQcategoryZ119031QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

There is a relatively rare keyed whistle known as the Orkon on eBay right now. It's gone beyond my current budget. I thought I'd show a link here in case anyne else is interested. Seems some notable players are interested too.

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Hmmmm.... It is located in Paige, Texas, just the other side of Houston. If anyone here wins it, I will be glad to go pick it up for you. :)
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Tommy,

If I were still in the bidding, and won, I'd take you up on that offer. These don't come up all that often. I would love to take measurements on one.

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Looks like Joanie might be buying it!
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doogieman wrote:Looks like Joanie might be buying it!

Well, I hope Joanie won it!

$1,302 is the most I have seen one of these go for. Did anyone here win it? Does anyone here have one? Anyone played one?

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I'm surprised when the subject of orkons comes up we don't get numerous Mork and his home planet jokes.
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I have a mint condition Orkon I'm interested in selling...this instrument comes complete with custom hard case built by Powell.

$1200 shipping included in the continental US.- international buyers pay actual postage.

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Should anyone be interested in hearing the orkon/orcon flute/whistle played, there's a recording on FolkTrax of Paddy Breen entitled "The Rambling Irishman" that offers a full display of its capabilities. See https://folktrax-archive.org/menus/cassprogs/078.htm for availability.

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resnik wrote:[Thread revival. - Mod]

I have a mint condition Orkon I'm interested in selling...this instrument comes complete with custom hard case built by Powell.

$1200 shipping included in the continental US.- international buyers pay actual postage.

Robert Resnik

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